Ryan Carrick

Assistant Professor

Ryan Carrick

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

Bio

My teaching philosophy is simple and straight forward: 1) Give grace and communicate passion, 2) Encourage questions for understanding, and 3) Link knowledge with application. Inspiring others to maximize their potential is my ultimate goal.

  • (706) 446-0010
  • (706) 721-9718
  • EC 2332

Education

  • Ph.D., Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Auburn University, 2020

  • MHS, Occupational Therapy/Therapist Medical College of Georgia Sch, 2008

Certifications

  • Clinical Instruction Certification AOTA, 2015

  • Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Matheson Inc, 2010

  • Functional Independence Measure Certification 2009

  • Basic Life Support CPR/AED 2008

  • Georgia State OT License Georgia Sec. of State, 2008

  • OTR NBCOT, 2008

  • Physical Agent Modality Certification PAMCA, 2008

  • HIPAA Certification 2006

  • LSVT-BIG for Parkinson's and Neurologically Involved LSVT Global, 2013

  • OTL GA Professional Licensing BRD, 2008

Awards & Honors

  • Preceptor of the year Encompass Health – Home Health and Hospice, 2019

  • Georgia Regional Golf Coach of the Year GISA, 2009

  • Dr. Nancy D. Prendergast Award Medical College of Georgia, 2008

  • Georgia Occupational Therapy Student of the Year GOTA, 2007

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OTHP 6602

    Adult II: Adult Eval & Intervention II
  • OTHP 6708

    Prof Issues and Service Mgmt
  • OTHP 6606

    Adult I
  • OTHP 6510

    Evidence Based Practice
  • OTHP 6205

    Applied Kinesiology
  • OTHP 6505

    Research Process

Teaching Interests

Adult Evaluation and Intervention
Kinesiology
Professional Issues
Service Management

Research Interests

Therapist Development, Knowledge Translation, Older Adult Productive Aging, Parkinson's Disease, Quality of Life, Aging in Place

Department Service

  • Academic Affairs 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Russell County Schools Career Technical Education Advisory Committee 2019 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Marriage Development Team 2017 - 2021

    Role: Program Coordinator
  • Community life group leader in hybrid, distance and classroom settings 2014 - 2021

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Medical Missions, Rwanda, Africa 2013 - 2019

    Role: Mentor
  • Widow and Widower community service team 2013 - 2019

    Role: Officer, Vice President